201.9 miles for March, my first time over 200 since October.
Monday: 6 miles on trails for recovery.
Tuesday: Off day, prorated at 7 miles.
Wednesday: 9.5 mile tempo workout. Warmup then 3 miles continuous at tempo. Pretty windy but felt good once I was rolling. Legs afterward.
Thursday: 3.35 miles on the treadmill. Not what I wanted but serious traffic driving to JFK to pick up Will.
Friday: 6 miles at Mianus with Will.
Saturday: Super tough trail workout at Cranbury Park. 8 miles with 5 by (1 min hard, 1 min easy, 30 sec hard, 30 sec easy). Legs gassed but good to force them to work.
Sunday: 10 miles at Mianus.
Total Miles 49.9
4/6 runs were on trails this week, leaving my legs very trail tired this afternoon. Despite that, it was a good week of work and I’m encouraged that I’m getting better at seeing lines on trails and moving with confidence over technical sections. I don’t know what to expect next weekend (and that’s okay with me), but I feel better going into it with 4+ hours of trail work this week.
My goals for next weekend are pretty simple: finish, get in an hour plus at a good effort and try to race the people around me. I’m not setting a time goal since I have no idea how the course sets up other than it is flat for the first three, hilly for 4 then flat for three again (out and back). I also don’t know how muddy it might be there.
I will do a mini-taper this week since I’m due for an adaptation week anyway. Besides a tempo effort on Tuesday and turning Saturday into a long run, I’ll be taking things pretty easy which should (theoretically) allow me to catch up on some work!